The Blue Light Project

The Blue Light Project

eBook - 2011
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I know how this sounds coming from a person like me, who has worked for years too long inside the machinery of fame, leaned in close against the grind and squelch of it. The fan is always the mark. Celebrity is a con. Who wrote that, years ago, as if it were a great insight? Me, of course. I wrote that years ago as if it were a great insight. Still, when I first saw her, I was hit by the whole suite of symptoms: the adrenal spike, the sense of brightening, of possibilities opening wide. And like the strike of a crystal bell in my inner ear, like a breath whispering through my body at the cellular level, I heard her name: Eve Latour.
Publisher: Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2011
ISBN: 9780307399328
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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With the frenetic pacing of a thriller, "The Blue Light Project" follows the lives of Eve, a former Olympian in search of a long lost brother; Rabbit, a hyperkinetic parkour practicing street artist; and Thomas Pegg, a once revered now discredited journalist. Their lives intersect amids... Read More »

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poopster Oct 30, 2014

I am totally with truestitches on this one. An amazing, multilayered story with wonderful characters and some intriguing philosophical insights. This author also wrote Stanley Park, another beautifully crafted novel.

Jul 01, 2013

Blue Light Project was, for me, an intense, authentic, juicy read. And so smart. packed with ideas. And Taylor managed to pull off a written description of a visual art experience that felt real! So often visual art as depicted in other media comes off as lame. I'm recommending this book to everyone I know.

Oct 31, 2011

Found it a little difficult to figure out how I felt about this novel overall – I was immediately interested in most of the characters, particularly Eve, Rabbit & even Pegg, all ordinary people trying to negotiate their way in a complex, modern world and I wanted to find out how their stories would unfold. I also, found certain aspects of the story – like the description of the ‘Freesteal’ movement – “freedom of movement, stealing time & views – getting in, getting out – leaving some artwork to show that you had been there” – very interesting and modern, particularly juxtaposed against the corporate media and marketing worlds. The hostage taking incident at Meme Studios created quite a gripping thriller initially and it was particularly timely to incorporate and investigate crowd behaviour given the recent, unexpected rioting during the G20 summit and in Vancouver after the Stanley Cup play off. However, in the end, I found the whole angle of the hostage takers’ rationale a little too sinister, the clinical professionalism of the security forces and the crowds’ behaviour a little too bleak, and that it was all a little overdone, particularly when it then took the ‘Blue Light Project’ to deliver some sort of resolution to the whole incident. Having said that, I did like the idea of the Blue Light Project and, given the novel has left me with a lot to ponder, it was a very good read.

Mar 03, 2011

do not get the large print; referred by 96.3 fm

debwalker Feb 27, 2011

A story of televised terror revolving around a hostage-taking during a live broadcast of an Idol-type talent show.

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